During the last year of high school, it is time to make the decision on whether or not you wish to attend college. Be it a four-year institution or a community college spanning two years, it isn't a decision to be made lightly. How do you apply to Cincinnati colleges? Once you have chosen which type of education you want, the process will vary between the two.
Submit Your Application
The first step in going to college is to fill out and submit your application to the schools you are interested in. It is a good idea to pick more than one school in the event your choice school doesn't accept you for whatever reason. The majority of applications are to be submitted before May but schools like UC Clermont College will accept applications until July 11, 2017. You must meet the requirements for admission, for example, a high school diploma or equivalent or you are a transfer student.
Write an Essay
For many four-year colleges, you will be required to submit an essay to the Dean of Admissions. You might be required to have an interview with the school and during this time, you will be told what you are meant to write about. This can be what your aspirations are and what you want to get out of your college experience, and in some cases, it could be about your academic accomplishments so far and your community involvement. Take your time with your essay and include only relevant information. Make sure you proofread for spelling and grammar and then submit to the school.
While some two-year colleges don't require you take the SAT, the majority of four-year colleges do. When you take your SAT test, make sure you have studied all appropriate information and understand what the test will cover. Your school counselor should be able to walk you through what to expect and what to study. Don't over stress yourself on test day by thinking you should rush through the questions, but instead take your time to read each question carefully and consider your answers before writing them down.
Consider Open Enrollment School
If you are unsure if you will qualify for a four-year school, you might want to consider an open enrollment school. This means you can go for a college education without the stricter requirements of other schools. For example, you don't have to have a minimum GPA, take the SAT or ACT test and there is a transfer option to a four-year school once you have completed at least two years.